Hybrid Vehicle Technologies

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A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of 4 CCET modules.

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This online course presents an overview and introduction about the current status of hybrid vehicles and basic technologies. Hybrid powertrains provide new opportunities to achieve better trade-offs in vehicle designs, for example, between driving performance and fuel economy.   An in-depth discussion is provided at the end of the course about the control and design of split hybrid electric vehicles.


  • Define the motivation of vehicle electrification
  • Recognize the key challenges of electrified vehicles
  • Identify xEV architectures and energy modeling
  • Classify the common control concepts for xEVs


  • Overview and Introduction (44 min)
  • Vehicle Hybrid Technologies (62 min)
  • Energy Modeling of Electrified Vehicles (98 min)
  • Energy Management Algorithms (85 min)
  • Summary and Conclusion (16 min)

Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.

If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.

Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment.

Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.

Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.

There are no prerequisites for this module. A bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended, but not required.

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Youngki Kim, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, U-M Dearborn

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